I have to admit my main reason for posting this article is that I actually went to Mascoutah Junior High School a very long time ago. What puzzles me about it is what’s missing from the article. Was there some bad incident that this sweeping rule is supposed to solve? At least some sympathy would be possible for the administrators then. But, what I suspect is that this is some kind of bureaucratically clever act of “proactiveness” — a solution looking for a problem. We just don’t know.